[ExI] Women

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Fri Dec 28 09:05:38 UTC 2012

On 2012-12-28 03:46, David Lubkin wrote:
> Think out of the box. Assume you have, say, $20 billion to spend on the
> problem and you don't care whose laws you break, collateral damage,
> or ethics. Or make it a trillion. The treatment of girls and women in large
> chunks of the world is appalling. What could you fund that would have
> a high probability of changing this altogether within 5-50 years?

There is very strong empirical evidence that increasing the female 
education level has loads of good effects: not only increasing female 
status and employment, but also decreasing birth rates, increasing 
economic growth and so on. Sprinkle in some useful ideas from feminism 
and self-defense into the curriculum, and you would likely have a quite 
powerful impact. See it as anti-salafism. But it would not be instant or 

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford University

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